Product Spotlight: Superchips Jeep JL Pulsar
Modern vehicles are getting more complicated every year and so is adding power to them. It used to be that you just added a power programmer and were good to go. Now, many OEMs are locking down their ECUs making it a lot more challenging to net some easy horsepower gains. One alternative has been to remove your ECU, send it off to someone who can crack it to tune it, and wait for it to return. Of course, this means that your vehicle can be down for several days. And, pulling the “brain” out of your vehicle can be a harrowing experience for some. Especially if something goings wrong.
Thankfully, the new Pulsar from Superchips for the 2018-19 Jeep Wrangler JL with the 3.6L V6 makes adding power simple. There is no need to remove or send your stock ECU away. Installation is easy as the Pulsar attaches to the factory computer directly. It offers shift-on-the-fly capability via the factory cruise control buttons of its four different power levels. On the performance setting, the Pulsar is said to add 30 additional horsepower and 27 extra lb-ft of torque. That is a pretty solid gain for a naturally aspirated engine.
The Pulsar does more than just add power, though. It can also be used as a calibration tool and a throttle booster. With the Pulsar, one can adjust for gear ratios from 2.00-5.99 and tire sizes from 20-40 inches. It can also turn off the annoying auto start/stop and TPMS along with changing pedal response. The Pulsar makes for an easy to add more power without the hassle of having to remove your ECU.